First, there was the mom in Texas who lied on an essay about her 6-year-old daughter's daddy dying in Iraq in order to win tickets to a Hannah Montana contest.
"We did the essay and that's what we did to win," Priscilla Ceballos, the mother, said in an interview with Dallas television station KDFW back in January. "We did whatever we could do to win."
That's a nice lesson to teach your children. A better one would have been -- stealing a line from the Rolling Stones -- that you can't always get what you want.
Ceballos later admitted to the fraud.
Earlier this week, a former Lower Pottsgrove woman was sentenced to 2 years' probation after pleading guilty to child endangerment. What did she do? She abandoned her 2-year-old daughter at a store in the King of Prussia Plaza while she continued to shop.
And now, a third contender has emerged for Mother of the Year -- a Chester County woman who allegedly used her daughters to ... well ... get what she wanted.
According to the Associated Press, Delaware State police arrested Jennifer Ramos, 27, of West Grove, who allegedly used her 10- and 12-year-old daughters to steal from a store.
Police say Ramos was at a Kohl's Department store near Stanton, Del., with her daughters Tuesday.
Officers were called to the store for reports of shoplifting. Police say the woman had her daughters take items and put them in a shopping cart. The three then convened in a dressing room where $700 worth of items were stashed in the mother's purse or about her body.
Ramos is charged with shoplifting and endangering the welfare of her children.
If these moms can act this way, what's to keep their daughters from doing the same when they grow up?